I wanted to make an early German tank crew, I opened this Tristar kit. I bought this kit in a very small but my favorite hobby shop which had already gone out of business. In Japan, there were plenty of plastic model stores in the past, but now they are folded up one after another. I wonder it’s a similar situation all over the world.
The heads of the Afrika Korps cap were also attached and I keep them, unfortunately, the original head was damaged when separating a characteristic helmet like a beret, called Schutz Mütze. But well, I don’t know I’ll use them. It is one of the habits common to modelers to gather everything.
He has a dignified look like an elite tank soldier. The beret’s decal is Tamiya. It is the coloring like silver, but if we want to express it more white, I’ll draw it with a fine brush. A detailed pattern requires very high skill, I want to challenge it next time.
Basically, these four figures are going to fit perfectly to the Panzerkampfwagen type I, but unfortunately, there are only 35(t), which doesn’t match with the hatch of this tank. Perhaps 38(t), type II or type III tanks are going to fit. Somehow the order of making is reversed.
I tried making 4 figures in the meantime, although it is best to match with a type I tank. I might buy that tank if the stock were cleared. I want Tamiya to release Panzerkampfwagen I kit. Then I’ll get it at least three.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.